If there is anything that reminds me of fall, it’s No carve Pumpkin caramel apples! This year, I created a No-Carve Pumpkin that has tricked quite a few people already thinking it was the real deal! I made three different sizes (for fun!) and truly love them all. I’m so glad I used craft pumpkins so I can bring them out every year!
NO CARVE PUMPKIN – CARAMEL APPLE
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A NO CARVE PUMPKIN THAT LOOKS LIKE A CARAMEL APPLE:
- Craft Pumpkins of any size
- Light green acrylic paint
- Brown Puff Paint
- White Puff Paint
- Gold Acrylic Paint
- Paper Towel Roll (or heavy card stock)
- Popsicle Sticks
- Aluminum Foil
- Foam Paint Brushes
- Small “crystal” vase filler
To start, paint the top half of your pumpkins an apple green. You don’t need to paint the bottom half because the caramel will cover it all. Once that is dry, mix together your brown puff paint, white puff paint and gold paint to create a caramel color. I also added a few squirts of mustard yellow to help create the caramel color. I mixed this up and put it in a large dish (a disposable pie pan), and covered with Press and Seal wrap.
Once the green paint was dry, I used my foam paint brush to paint on the puff paint. I tried to not make my brush strokes too obvious. For the smaller pumpkins, I just dipped them in and rolled them around in the puff paint. I placed all of the pumpkins on aluminum foil to dry — you could also use freezer paper or wax paper for this step as well.
Once they were almost dry, I stuck on the vase filler as nuts or sprinkles. For the sprinkles, I spray painted them a few different colors; and for the nuts I added a touch of brown paint. I wanted to be sure to not use actual sprinkles or nuts so that they are able to last for years to come!
These would also look great topped on a coffee filter or cupcake liner.
Have you seen my other pumpkin decorating ideas? Be sure to take a peek to be the champ of your pumpkin decorating contest this year!